Illumination WALD STUDIO

22Feb/190

EGOLUCE

Today, Egoluce stopped by our office to present their updated decorative products.

The Newton Family:

The Newton family is their architectural line including varieties of track heads and mon-opoints available in different beam spreads (13°, 24°, 38°, 58°, and 63°). We really liked the Newton slim mono-point and Newton spot recessed looks and the 2 color combo (Black+ silver, Black+Gold, or Silver+Gold) in Newton Flat. (the track system is under process to be UL listed)

Spook:

Another interesting IP67 rated, walk over recessed fixture was the Spook. Being cool and not transmitting heat from the surface, makes this fixture a great option for pools and spas. Also, it works without failure in very low temperatures.

It is recommended for installation in concert and wood constructed surfaces. (for better water drainage and sturdy installation)

Wanda:

A rotatable tube shape LED profile IP67 with stainless steel terminals, 120° light distribution. It's available in 13, 25, 50, and 75 watts. 2700K, 3000K, and 4000K. It should be installed max 10 meters from the feeder to prevent the power drop. (7-10 days delivery)

Lancia:

Series of suspension lamps for diffused LED light (node free) with an extruded aluminum profile, opal polycarbonate diffuser. Available in 50m, 70m, 100m, and 150m diameters. The light source is in the inner part. The Lancia Tonda offers 2700lm/meter, 90 CRI, 10,000lm output in 150m model. It is available as single or multi configurations (mix and play). Also available in chrome finish or brushed gold.

Q Light:

It comes in 50cm and 70cm length square shape as standard and larger custome sizes. The front can be customized in different prints and patterns (they are all hand made). The have a gold leaf and mirror front.

  • The LED board size is fixed in either standards and custom sizes, therefore, the light output will be much less in larger sizes.

MoonLight:

The Moonlight is similar to Qlight with different finish options just in round shape.

30Jan/190

Acrosentec

Acrosentec visited the office today.

Acrosentec is based in Hong Kong but they also have an office in Nevada.

They have a museum grade product line and are very open to making custom fixtures. All of their products are 2000K-4000K and 97-99 CRI. Their products are frequently used in high retail and hospitality.


DPB

The DPB is a low profile fixture. It has a double row of LEDs, and appears almost nodeless. 1/2" LED increments. Also comes in a pendant mount version.


MPB

Very small extrusion. IP 67 Rated.

Also comes in a pendant mounted version as shown below:

20 x 90 Lens with striations:


Mosaic

Edge-lit tile. This tiles fixture would have a diffusor as well.


QPB

The QPB fixtures are RGB and RGBW.


*Acrosentec makes their own extrusions.

*All products are constant current.

*Products are currently UL Listed.

*2 week lead time is standard.


24Jan/190

Bartco

Bartco stopped by our office today to present their updated products.

The Horizon

A linear illuminated coffer fixture from the reflected light series with 3-3/8" square housing and 2" visible illuminated aperture, snap-in system, max 1000lm/ft light output. It is available in warm dim and tunable white.

The Nippo

A semi-recessed surface mount fixture with integral driver (0-10V down to 1% dimming), 90 CRI.

Wedge BSS750

We have seen a new corner mount fixture with 2 illuminated surface, great for a staircase and perimeter lighting. The fixture has a 3"X3" housing, available in 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K. The corner mount fixture comes in up to max 8' section of lens as standard but can be ordered in 10' max a custom.

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From their BSW family, the exterior products with IP68. The finish is powder coated with a printed image or pattern. The texture is available as an option. They offer 7+ years warranty for outdoor use.

This following is an up/down fixture with RGB as an option for the uplight section of the fixture. The downlight is still white.


4Dec/180

PreciseLED

PreciseLED is new to ELA. They are located on Long Island.

 

ZENLITE

Zenlite is an in-wall product that goes over the joists and is in line with gypsum. The mudplate is made out of PVC. This is advantageous because the PVC doesn't retain heat. The fixture can be installed with or without the lens in. The lens is laser cut and pre-installed before shipping so on the site, they just need to peel off the protective tape. The LED strip is typically installed beforehand.

Available in 1" and 2" versions.

It costs around $48/ft (DN price).

  

ARC:

The curvable extrusion with a flexible lens. The 15°  radius is the tightest they can go. The curved product is edge-lit (2 LED strips facing each other) with a silicone lens.

Zenlight tile also exists. The lens is poured into place. You can walk or drive on the Zenlight tile fixture.

  

The maximum running length is 100ft.

It costs around $100/ft (DN price).

They also have an asymmetric Zenlite as well.

*the straight and the curve products are using different LED chips and won't be mixed.


DOWNLIGHTS:

The downlights available as trimmed and trimless with IC and Non-IC rated housings, 45° tilt and 360° rotation, and interchangeable lenses.

The Novation is their new 3" downlight/wallwasher . It has one of the shallowest air-tight housing on the market, 18" X 2.44", an interchangeable adjustable downlight and wallwasher lens. The housing has a unique copper piece which acts as a heatsink and therefore allows the housing to be this shallow.

  

*The shallow housing has only 30° tilt adjustment.

*They use CREE LED chip. The LED head is screwed-in and field replaceable (great for changing CCT).

*The trimmed fixture is shower rated.

They do not currently have a trimless option for millwork fixtures but they are currently working on it.

*They do have their own line of drivers but their products work with others as well.

Their wallwasher has an interesting lens design.

It's good to keep in mind, the piece with get really hard and make it difficult for on-site optic adjustment (there is a very tight space to access the clip for adjustments).


DIM TO WARM TAPE:

We also looked at their dim to warm tape. This tape has alternating chips to achieve the desired effect. All of PreciseLED's tapes are a minimum of 90 CRI.


 

UNDER CABINET FIXTURES:

They also have a line of interesting under cabinet fixtures called LUMAMATE.

The system has 90° vertical, 90° horizontal joint connector, motion sensor, on/off switch and dimmer switch all in on.

*The touch dimming, step dimming by tapping worked really smoothly.

They started with the larger size and have evolved to a smaller sized fixture with the same capabilities. The smaller fixture is not yet online or in the catalog but is coming soon.

  • Available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K.
  • Available in 90CRI (standard) and 95CRI.
  • 45° clip and flush clip are available for mounting.
4Dec/180

Dalume

Today we were shown a new Dalume product- the Grid-Lyte.

This fixture is comparable to the JLC T-Bar LED fixture. It is less pixelated than the JLC fixture but nodes are still present.

The Grid-Lyte comes in 2 size options: 1" and 2". We were shown the 1" fixture.

  • It has clips on the back of it that mount directly to a T-Bar metal ceiling grid. The J-Box would rest above the ceiling tiles.
  • As far as we know, there are no other lensing options available currently.
  • The fixture comes in CCT options ranging from 1,700K-4,000K and RGBW. 80+ CRI.
  • This fixture is more for commercial use. 4-6 week lead time.

 

30Nov/180

3G Trip

Thank you to 3G for a wonderful trip!

10 days - 4 week leadtime
LUTRON favorite


Madison

  • 3 accessories in each gimble
  • Up to 5000 Lumens in a small package
  • Trimless millwork offered as well. (Not listed)
  • Multiple separated heads in one housing.
  • Lockable with hex screw.
  • Shallow 3.5” housing
  • IC housing rated to 2000 lumens
  • Chicago Plenum

Surface Madison

  • Extruded aluminum
  • New enclosure coming, without the back box
  • 6-1/8” depth
  • Single, multiples, and linear continuous all available

Continuous Slot

  • Has changeable trim options for flush, overlap, millwork, and grid. (can be changed in the field if necessary)
  • All use the same housing
  • Trimless, flanged, plaster-in heads slide in the channel
  • Configurator being designed
  • Linear portions cannot move in the field

Recessed Downlighting

  • Retrofit is Priced well, DN ~$140.
  • 3.5” aperture
  • Adjustable available in 3.3" and 4.5" apertures
  • Trimmed, trimless, unofficially milkwork trimless as well
  • Can work with Luminetix module.

Linia

  • Lenses are cut and hand glued in the factory.
  • 2” and 3.5” width
  • Flush, 1” drop, and 2” drop
  • Nice contractor friendly joiner section (pull tab)
  • Overlapping boards for custom run lengths.
  • Again, installation can be changed in the field if ordered incorrectly.
  • Creating a light shield for pendant mounts at joiners.
  • 1.4” linia also coming, also will incorporate the mini-square down lights (so popular now)
  • Also available in configuration below:


Grazer

  • Adjustable in 1ft increments
  • Lights up to 40ft tall!
  • 10 x 40 degree beam spread (no other options)
  • Tiltable
  • Comes with a wall pocket, so placement from the wall is not moveable.

Kubo

 

  • Up to 7” drop
  • Wall ceiling pendant
  • Also linear. 4” and 6” width available.
  • Custom drops available.

Wayfinding

  • Solid bar acrylic
  • Clear sides
  • Nice looking
31Oct/180

Airey Thompson

Today we had Airey Thompson visit our office. Airey Thompson is a California based company that uses locally sourced materials.

We looked at their 13L and 62L series.

The 13L is their under cabinet fixture with an extruded aluminum body. The fixture is made with Samsung chips LED line voltage with lots of dimming options. Typically hardwired without conduit. Everything is made to order and has a 2 week lead time.

Lots of customization is available. You can get any length. It is 123 Lumens/Watt. 2700K is an option. It is a modular fixture. They have an outlet on them to plug stuff into it. Polycarbonate lens* on the linear fixture which is great for stairwells.

The 62L series is an architectural grad linear LED  suitable for office spaces, overhead, stairway and hospitality spaces. It's available in surface and cable suspended mounting. The Battery backup can be added on 3' and longer lengths.

They are in process of a smaller fixture and a tunable white fixture so those will be coming soon.

*Their new line has an acrylic lens. It is 124 Lumens/Watt and higher efficiency.


*They have an MRI compliant under cabinet and cove light.

*They also make marquee lights that can have an exterior rated socket.

17Oct/180

SDA Showroom

Today we stopped by the SDA Showroom to see what is new from their line card.


Alphabet

We stopped by alphabet to look at many of their new fixtures. We looked at their Nu Vector Downlight series which has beam shaping technology. The fixture shown below on the right is adjustable with 0.5" aperture, 600 Lumen output, provide illumination to upto 25ft. It's a great option for a quiet ceiling. The DN price is around $155.

The standard track head is around $150, dim to dark, 1%. 0-10, DMX, Dali. Line voltage into extrusion. Each part has it’s own driver. Optic down to 10°, wallwasher, different snap-able diffuser. Offer a quiet ceiling.

They have a nice concrete fixture and surface mounted fixture with a mirror in the middle.

 


ALW

ALW showed their super plane twist open products. A triangle, square, and rectangle are available. However, soon their ring fixtures will have sections like these products too. These fixtures are great for wrapping around columns and have surface mounted options as well.

1.5 profile fixture: Super plane 25 ft continues run recessed mounted. Comes in fully frosted, half, and clear.

It comes in 3 standard shapes,  straight, triangle(2 open sides, 1 joint) square (2 open sides, 2 side joint)

Open side allows twisting, 30° tilt

 

The 1.5 moon ring: Can go up to 16 ft section recessed go around a column.

Go figure series: Linear light fix and connection hub. 2 and 4ft linear, one side and 2 sides illuminated. There is amiable hobble with screws. They have 2 to 6 joint hubs.


Arancia

All of their fixtures are 90+ CRI. We looked at the pendant lights and 3 watt small downlight. There is a 4 week lead time and everything is made to order.

 


Day-O-Light


Delray

The ring pendant that we viewed can be a single direction fixture. It comes in many different finishes like

leather, wood, perforated patterns.

  


Designplan

We looked at many of their outdoor fixtures (as shown below).

We looked at a larger version of the pivot that has an adjustable beam and is exterior rated.

We were also very impressed by the quality of the Buzzi and Buzzi products.

 

Designplan also informed us that they do have a steam room rated fixture. (what is it called?)


Ecosense

Ecosense is coming out with their own control system- the lore driver. The image below shows the road map of what the company is striving towards- though some of it is not yet realized.

  


ERCO

ERCO is coming out with a new line of wall washers. A nice feature of this line is that their wall washers can be closer to the wall (1 to 5 ratio for the wall to ceiling). These come in black matte as a standard finish. They come in flanged and trimeless. These fixture should be coming out in January.

ERCO also has new bollards coming soon. (the last 2 on left come in smaller size.)


Feelux

We looked at the monorail system.

There is a pendant fixture for the little track that had a 1,000 lumen output.

We also looked at the FLX Stix.

 


Hemera

Tunable white pendant fixtures. Smaller fixtures with 0.5" aperture are 266 lumen output. Medium fixtures has 1,000 lumen output. Large fixtures with 2" aperture are 2,000 lumen output.


Hevi Lite

We looked at their sconce and their retrofit unit. The strip in the retrofit unit rotates and adjusts.

 


iLight


Intense Lighting

Lens Vector Technology.  Liquid crystal beam shaper.  They have shallow 2" housing. Up/Down sconces are wet rated.

  


Saco

We looked at their dual brightness v-stick. They have an app called saco switch.

 


Selux

Tri-tech. They now have silicone optic that allows for customizable optics. They have a variety of mounting options. They are also trying to minimize hardware on their fixtures.

   


The Lighting Quotient

We looked at their track system. They have both a wall wash fixture and a spot fixture for the track.

They also now have a bi-asymmetric distribution in their louver.

  


Luminaire LED

We took a brief look at their products. They offer a battery pack for their surface mounted linear fixture.

 


Lumenpulse

 


Luminii


NovaFlex

NovaFlex showed us some of their new products including the neon led and the field curvable products. The bend radius is shown the photo.

 


Tivoli

Tivoli showed us their dedicated color mix fixtures. The new tape is 97 CRI. 1 5/8" increments cut. 5/32" spacing between led chips. This tape is less than $20/ft.

*A great option for the back of a mirror. Clear uniform lighting with no dotting.

We also looked at their hand blown festoons.

 


USAI


We-ef

They make marine grade exterior fixtures. Everything is modular which makes it all easy to replace in the field. We-ef also showed us their fixtures that take gobos.

 


Whitegoods

 

 

28Sep/180

Optic Arts

Optic Arts stopped by the office today show show us some new products.

FLEX ACv2- Line Voltage Strip

 

The FLEX ACv2 was the first fixture we looked at. This fixture is unique because it has silicone encapsulation. Silicone has never been rated for fixtures, so Optic Arts is the first. Silicone retains integrity over time. It is also more environmentally friendly. Another positive aspect of silicone is that it works with saltwater (keep in mind that the hardware still does not). However, the silicone is not field cuttable because it is a line voltage fixture.

Some other things to keep in mind with this fixture:

  • This will be an IP67 system as of this October.
  • Optic Arts will correct any unintended color shifting.
  • The LEDs will be symmetrically spaced unlike the photos show.
  • The fixture has full range dimming. If there is a discernible flicker, it is less than 30%.

The image shows the 3,000K fixture. 3,000K is delivered with the shift accounted for.


We were also shown a knife edge cove fixture. The low voltage strip was in the example shown.


We also looked at the Vintage Dim fixture and the Nitelite Closet Rod (below) so we could look at them while specifying for a project.

The Nitelite Closet Rod is not completely node free- it does have a distinct line, but you do not see individual nodes with this fixture. The strip inside is cuttable every 2 inches. This fixture can be field cut. A cover for the screw holes can be available upon request. There is plastic on top of the fixture to help avoid scratching from hangers. If necessary, the fixture can be made with the STP tape instead of the FLEX DC tape.

27Sep/180

The Lighting Group

Today The Lighting Group joined us in the office to show us some new Acolyte products.

Acolyte has a new series 2 tape light. The classic tape is still available but it is being phased out.

 

The diodes are closer together. The new products emphasize more lumen output and less wattage. Specifically in 5w/ft. and 6w/ft. you cannot see the nodes. However, the lower you go in w/ft., the more noticeable the nodes are.


The Lighting Group also showed us some of the decorative fixture lines they carry such as: Innermost, Parachilna, and B.lux

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